Challah for Parashat Ki Tissa

The first tablets.

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Every week, Julie Seltzer, artist and Torah scribe, bakes a challah depicting an aspect of the week’s Torah portion.


With the finger of God. (Exodus 31:18)

באצבע אלהים


challah for ki tissa

We are told that the first set of tablets (the ones that Moses shatters when he sees the people worshipping a golden calf), were written with the finger of God. Here are those tablets depicted, with the phrase “finger of God” representing each of the Ten Commandments.

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Julie Seltzer is a scribe, baker, and artist. She began creating challah art at the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center in Connecticut, where she lived until recently. Julie now resides in the Bay Area, where she is writing a torah scroll at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.

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